We love everything Italian – from trips to Italy, Italian truffles, gelato… and of course Italian food. We are super excited about the newest Italian addition to the food scene at Legacy West: North Italia. This Fox Restaurant Concepts brand that also brought to us Flower Child and True Food Kitchen, knows a thing or ten about stylish, fresh designs and made from scratch wholesome food. Located facing the Legacy West fountains, the bright red chairs at the outdoor patio and wrap around bar is inviting guests to come to linger. Inside, the restaurant is open and airy with touches of green and pops of fresh flowers. The well-stocked bar and kitchen with a bright red chimney were bustling with activity.
We started with a couple of craft cocktails: The Juliette with vanilla and ginger-infused Smirnoff, St.Germain and a touch of prosecco and Sicilian Margarita with Solerno blood orange and lime with Gran Centenario Anejo. There were a few non-alcoholic options for kids. While we talked about planning a trip to Sicily soon to see if this is how Margarita is served there – our Chef’s Board of Antipasto arrived. Stacked on a wooden board were Marcona almonds, green olives, grilled asparagus, sauteed red bell peppers, prosciutto di Parma, artisan cheeses, spreads and slices of grilled bread.
For main courses, I had the Burrate Tortelloni that came with heirloom cherry tomato, basil, pecorino and rustic tomatoes while Mr.Suburbia had their Short Rib Radiatori with parmesan cream, fresh horseradish, wilted arugula, herbed breadcrumb. The horseradish threw him off a bit since he didn’t expect it but I loved the Tortelloni. North Italia Plano can make other Vegetarian dishes by substituting the meat in the dishes we were told. I love finding that more International restaurants in Dallas and especially love the ones that cater to vegetarians!
Although they had Italian staples like Tiramisu and Strawberry Mascarpone, we opted for some Bombolini – Italian donuts served with lemon curd. How can you say no to Nutella, so we had a slice of the Hazelnut Torta served with nutella cream, hazelnut toffee and salted caramel gelato. We saw some yummy limoncello on the menu which quickly brought back memories of a long ago trip to the Amalfi coast and Sorrento where we saw lemons the size of melons.
A Few More Pictures from our visit
North Italia Address
We loved the food that is made fresh and with love, the bright and cheery decor and above all the friendly people at North Italia Don’t miss the mural on the wall outside that reiterates their philosophy “Handmade with Love from scratch daily.”
When you can’t get to Italy, some yummy Italian food in a lovely patio overlooking some fountains transports you there! We will be going back to North Italia to try the Tiramisu (D’s favorite) and all the other dishes soon!